Things 70 & 71

In non-Thing news, I replaced a zipper in Martina’s spring jacket today.  I’ve been putting it off — who likes replacing zippers? — but it wasn’t so bad. I used a shortcut that Jessica at Gracious Threads wrote about. This quick method may not please the purist, but it pleased me and worked like a charm. Thanks, Jess!

Today’s Things were the result of yesterday’s productive beading evening. I made two bracelets, using 4mm Swarovski pearls (Mystic Black) and some silver-coloured seed beads.


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The clasps are sterling silver, as are the little bits of chain, which I finished off with another pearl.


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I love Swarovski pearls. They have a deep lustre and the coating is much stronger than most pearl beads. They stay beautiful for years.


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The jewelry pile is growing. One more beading night before our sale!


Cost of these Things: 0
Cost of all Things to date: €88.61


  3 comments for “Things 70 & 71

  1. March 27, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    beautiful bracelet, and I’m glad that the ‘slap dash’ method worked for you too 🙂

  2. Tobi Paton
    March 27, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    You really make me wish I knew how to sew. Pretty much any time a zipper goes out at my house the clothing item is decommissioned.

    • March 28, 2014 at 6:00 pm

      That’s where you can really save. Sewing clothes doesn’t generally pay — I do it because I love it — but being able to mend and repair can really help the budget.

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